Found 2 items, similar to Glory pea.
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Definition: glory pea
n : any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having
compound leaves and pealike red flowers in drooping
racemes [syn: clianthus
English → English
Definition: Glory pea
(gl[=o]"r[y^]; 111), n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie,
gloire, F. gloire, fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. kle`os,
Skr. [,c]ravas glory, praise, [,c]ru to hear. See Loud
1. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by
common consent to a person or thing; high reputation;
honorable fame; renown.
Glory to God in the highest. --Luke ii. 14.
Spread his glory through all countries wide.
2. That quality in a person or thing which secures general
praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an
object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise;
excellency; brilliancy; splendor.
Think it no glory to swell in tyranny. --Sir P.
Jewels lose their glory if neglected. --Shak.
Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown. --Young.
3. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.
In glory of thy fortunes. --Chapman.
4. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of
the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven;
celestial honor; heaven.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward
receive me to glory. --Ps. lxxiii.
5. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of
peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of
gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by
a disk, or a mere line.
Note: This is the general term; when confined to the head it
is properly called nimbus; when encircling the whole
body, aureola or aureole.
, an opening in the wall of a glass furnace,
exposing the brilliant white light of the interior.
(Bot.), the name of two leguminous plants
and C. puniceus
) of Australia and
New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers.
(Bot.), a name given to several species of the
verbenaceous genus Clerodendron
, showy flowering shrubs
of tropical regions.
, n.; pl. Peas
. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or
OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final
s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf.
1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus Pisum
many varieties, much cultivated for food. It has a
papilionaceous flower, and the pericarp is a legume,
popularly called a pod.
Note: When a definite number, more than one, is spoken of,
the plural form peas is used; as, the pod contained
nine peas; but, in a collective sense, the form pease
is preferred; as, a bushel of pease; they had pease at
dinner. This distinction is not always preserved, the
form peas being used in both senses.
2. A name given, especially in the Southern States, to the
seed of several leguminous plants (species of Dolichos
, etc.) esp. those having a scar (hilum)
of a different color from the rest of the seed.
Note: The name pea is given to many leguminous plants more or
less closely related to the common pea. See the
(Bot.), a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus
, a West Indian name for Dolichos sph[ae]rospermus
and its seed.
, the American plant Clitoria Mariana
having showy blossoms.
. See Chick-pea
. Same as Chick-pea
. See under Everlasting
. See under Glory
, any plant of the genus Tephrosia
; goat's rue.
, Orris pea
. (Med.) See under Issue
. (Bot.) See under Milk
, a kind of a coffee bean or grain which grows
single, and is round or pea-shaped; often used
adjectively; as, pea-berry coffee.
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Pea weevil
, a size of coal smaller than nut coal.
(Zo["o]l.), any small crab of the genus
, living as a commensal in bivalves; esp.,
the European species (Pinnotheres pisum
) which lives in
the common mussel and the cockle.
(Zo["o]l.), the American ground dove.
(Bot.), a suborder (Papilionace[ae]
leguminous plants having blossoms essentially like that of
the pea. --G. Bentham.
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of a European moth
), which is very destructive to peas.
(Min.), argillaceous oxide of iron, occurring in
round grains of a size of a pea; pisolitic ore.
, the starch or flour of the common pea, which is
sometimes used in adulterating wheat flour, pepper, etc.
(Bot.), the name of several leguminous shrubs of
the genus Caragana
, natives of Siberia and China.
(a) Any plant which bears peas.
(b) A kind of vetch or tare, common in the United States
, and other similar species).
(Zo["o]l.), a small weevil (Bruchus pisi
which destroys peas by eating out the interior.
. (Bot.) See Pigeon pea
(Bot.), the annual plant Lathyrus odoratus
also, its many-colored, sweet-scented blossoms.